This Orvis endoresed ranch offers opportunities for trophy brook, brown, rainbow, cutthroat, and cuttbow trout. All instructors are Orvis Endorsed, and all equipment used is manufactured by the Orvis Company with a pro shop on site. Anglers will experience an entirely unique and natural fishery here. High mountain snowmelt and springs form the valley’s North Dry Fork spring creek that flows for 16 miles from our uppermost reservoir. . Over time the downed trees have helped form a series of 18 spring-creek pools, each of which is full of heavy and healthy trout. The pristine water gives guests goosebumps when they sight cast to cruising 20+ inch brookies, browns, rainbows, cutthroats and cuttbows. The pools vary in size. Some are small and intimate which allow for sight fishing to cruising trout. In other instances you’ll work medium-sized pools, which vary in depth. For the larger waters you’ll find all the gear you need on the bank. From small rowboats and float tubes to PFD’s and anchors all you need to do is to be ready to cast. And if you’re a little rusty, one of the Orvis-Endorsed guides will help sharpen your skills. Float trips are great options, with the majority occurring on the Roaring Fork and Colorado Rivers. The two common boats used are either the classic McKenzie style drift boat, or a self-bailer, which is a raft with a frame. One or two anglers are accompanied by one a guides. All of the float guides are seasoned veterans of the rivers and have fished in a variety of situations. They will navigate anglers through a series of slow and fast water, with a fishing day beginning at 9:00 AM, a lunchtime break in a cottonwood grove, and an afternoon float that concludes around 4:00 PM. The Western Slope is drained by the Colorado River and from every great drainage source come even better tributaries. Out here you’ll find outstanding fishing in the big rivers like the Colorado or the smaller rivers like the Roaring Fork, Crystal, White, and Frying Pan Rivers.Timing is everything. And there are a number of good choices here. Prime time fishing is in July and August – perfect timing for family vacations. There is also excellent spring pre-runoff fishing for trout that have wintered over and are ready to feed. The fall is an excellent time, too, where the rivers are quiet. Working a dry fly or a streamer against the bank draws hits from some of the biggest fish of the season.Whether you prefer to walk-and-wade or fish from a drift boat, here they are able to schedule and accommodate your needs. Excellent cast and blast packages also available.